The Isle of Man can be a difficult place to navigate. Especially if you are disabled. Much of our old Victorian architecture, although beautiful, was not designed to be wheelchair friendly. Often retro-fits still do not give ease of access.
As more is being done to help with mobility issues, sometimes it is not straightforward. You can’t take your mobility scooter on a bus. There is a disconnect between different technologies. Still a need for improvement.
The Island wants to be inclusive. So, we felt we should give a mention, to all the organisations that exist to encourage everyone, to get involved in sports and activities.
These can all be found on the Time Enough website.
Brahma Kumaris Meditiation
Carriage Driving for the Disabled
Chair Based Exercise
Cringle Reservoir for Fishing and Bird Watching
Ellan Vannin Gymnastics
Manx Workshop for the Disabled
Manx Gateway Club
Outdoors Ramsey – hire a beach buggy wheelchair Tel:819082
Phab Youth Club
Pisces Swimming Club
Riding for the Disabled
Sailing for the Disabled
Skianagh Inclusive Dance
The Children’s Centre
The Cub House
Manx Disability Information -Disability Networks website has loads of information on various organisations.
The following venues have taken measures to ensure there is disabled access:
The Manx Museum although the Bay Room Café is small with limited space
House of Mannanin
Bishop’s Court Glen
Milntown and Curraghs Wildlife Park have free to hire mobility scooters. Just book ahead to ensure they are available.
We will be doing a follow up article on places to go so please get in touch with your suggestions.